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  Titanopsis calcarea cv. BIZZARRE CACTUS ART
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T. calcarea cv. BIZARRE
This is a truly impressive mutant, with odd flowers looking like marine creatures.

Description: Mat forming succulent with basal rosettes up to 10 cm wide.
Leaves: Up to 2.5 cm long with truncate tip. This species have variously coloured leaves usually grey or blue-green, densely covered at apex with whitish, creamy grey, ochre, red or bluish rough tubercles (depending on plants origin).
Flowers: 2 cm green-yellow to amber-yellow remembering sea anemone
Blooming season: W
inter.

Coltivation: This plant  is easy to grow and clumps readily forming a beautiful succulent mat. Needs moderate water when growing in late fall and early spring. Keep somewhat dry the rest of the time. Like all living rocks, they thrive in porous soils with excellent drainage. It can tolerates high heat and heavy frost (hardy to -10 C). It is a very rewarding succulent and can be cultivated in desert garden in warm climates or in greenhouses or windowsills in the home where too hardy. Enjoy bright shade in summer and full sun on the other seasons.

Propagation: Only by division of larger clumps.

Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and cultivars of Titanopsis calcarea:


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Family: Mesebrianthemaceae (Aizoaceae)

Scientific name:  
Titanopsis calcarea (Marl.) Schwant. cv.  BIZARRE

Origin Garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar)
 


Titanopsis calcarea cv Bizzarre
Shows the characteristic colourful warts of this species
 

 



The flowers are very long lasting. (Up to one month!)
At the beginning they are yellow-green but  turn gradually to a deep amber yellow as they age.
 

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